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Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Telecommunications Readiness Critical, Yet Overall Status Largely Unknown
T-AIMD-98-212: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the nation's telecommunications infrastructure; (2) the risks facing the nation if critical components of that infrastructure are not year 2000 compliant by the turn of the century; (3) federal government actions relating to national, international, and governmental telecommunications infrastructure; and (4) present issues that must be addres...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Actions Must Be Taken Now to Address Slow Pace of Federal Progress
T-AIMD-98-205: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
GAO discussed: (1) the results of the most recent reports submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the slow progress made by the federal government in achieving year 2000 compliance; and (2) what needs to be done now to minimize disruptions to critical services.GAO noted that: (1) in May 1997, OMB reported that about 21 percent of the government's mission-critical systems were yea...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: A Testing Guide (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-10.1.21)
AIMD-10.1.21: Published: Jun 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-10.1.21, Year 2000 Computing Crisis: A Testing Guide, November 1998. GAO published a guide to aid federal agencies in managing and assessing their year 2000 testing activities, focusing on: (1) establishing an organizational testing infrastructure; (2) designing, conducting, and reporting on four incremental levels of system-related testing; and (3) est...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: USDA Faces Tremendous Challenges in Ensuring That Vital Public Services Are Not Disrupted
T-AIMD-98-167: Published: May 14, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its views on what additional actions must be taken to reduce the nation's year 2000 risks, focusing on: (1) an overview of the potential impact of the century change on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) mission; (2) how the department is structured to address the crisis; (3) how much work remains to be completed; (4) the efforts of ten of USD...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Continuing Risks of Disruption to Social Security, Medicare, and Treasury Programs
T-AIMD-98-161: Published: May 7, 1998. Publicly Released: May 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the computing challenges that the upcoming change of century poses to virtually all major organizations, public and private, including government programs with a high degree of interaction with the public.GAO noted that: (1) the public faces the risk that critical services could be severely disrupted by the year 2000 computing crisis; (2) GAO's re...
Civil Agencies Information Systems Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-98-29(2): Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Civil Agencies Information Systems issue area as of May 3, 1998...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Potential for Widespread Disruption Calls for Strong Leadership and Partnerships
AIMD-98-85: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the year 2000 computing crisis facing the nation, focusing on: (1) the year 2000 risks facing the government and nation; (2) the evolution of the federal government's year 2000 strategy; and (3) additional actions that can be taken by the Executive Branch to prepare the nation for the year 2000.GAO noted that: (1) while progress has been made in ad...
Department of the Interior: Year 2000 Computing Crisis Presents Risk of Disruption to Key Operations
T-AIMD-98-149: Published: Apr 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1998.
GAO discussed where the federal government stands in its efforts to lessen Year 2000 risks and GAO's preliminary observations on Year 2000 activities at the Department of the Interior.GAO noted that: (1) the federal government is extremely vulnerable to the Year 2000 issue due to its widespread dependence on computer systems; (2) its reviews of federal agency Year 2000 programs have found uneven p...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Strong Leadership and Effective Public/Private Cooperation Needed to Avoid Major Disruptions
T-AIMD-98-101: Published: Mar 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed year 2000 risks and actions that should be taken by the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion.GAO noted that: (1) the federal government is extremely vulnerable to the year 2000 issue due to its widespread dependence on computer systems to process financial transactions, deliver vital public services, and carry out its operations; (2) unless...
Social Security Administration: Information Technology Challenges Facing the Commissioner
T-AIMD-98-109: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the information technology challenges facing the Social Security Administration and its recently appointed commissioner.GAO noted that: (1) SSA made significant early progress in assessing and renovating mission-critical mainframe systems--those necessary to prevent the disruption of benefits--and has been a leader among federal agencies; (2) yet...